Adam Swanson, a fellow writer that I met a few years ago in Lidia Yuknavitch's writing class/retreat, just wrote to me that his professor quoted me in his MFA workshop today. The professor at Emerson College, whom I don't know, is Jabari Asim. The quote is from a weird essay I published in ESSAY DAILY:
It was partly about a crazy Sara Levine essay in the TOUCHSTONE ANTHOLOGY that I love, but also about a crazy incident at a conference where Steve did a keynote address. "It's a Wonder" was fun to write. I didn't think I'd ever hear about a reader, certainly not all these years later. The world is overflowing with inexplicable wonders again today.
A stressful few days with issues with my writing group and pressures from the CNF contest at CRAFT and problems with my health that necessitate setting up all kinds of appointments. All okay, really, just a lot at once. So it was thrilling to hear on twitter today that William Woolfitt (whose work I love) recommended my essay "The Dream Lives of Objects" to Rachel Laverdiere (whose work I love) and that she's going to teach it in her class "Hone and Polish your Lyric Essay" in May. Yay!